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Ardelia Hall Collection: Marburg Photos

  • Conflict:   World War II
  • Records:   3,025
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Ardelia Hall Collection: Marburg Photos

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Shown in these photographs are paintings and drawings, ceramics, metal ware, and sculpture. Each black-and-white photograph contains a brief caption or title of the artwork in German and sometimes in English. Negatives for these photographs remained in the custody of Foto-Marburg, the German art institution contracted to film them. The photos are arranged numerically by a number assigned at Marburg Central Collecting Point as the work of art or object was processed.

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Ardelia Hall Collection: Marburg Photos
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November 22, 2013
NARA M1948. Photographs relating to artworks and decorative objects processed at the Marburg Central Collecting Point in Germany after World War II.


The records of the Marburg Central Collecting Point, 1945–1949 consist of general administrative records, Marburg Central Collecting Point property accessions, the directory of Marburg Central Collecting Point property released to the Wiesbaden Central Collecting Point, and photographs. 

The Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives (MFAA) Section transferred Nazi-looted works of art and artifacts from various storage areas and shipped the objects to one of four U.S. central collecting points including Marburg. In order to research restitution claims, the MFAA officers gathered intelligence reports, interrogation reports, captured documents, and general information regarding German art looting. This microfilm publication includes a portion of the records that comprise the “Ardelia Hall Collection.”